Showing posts with label Flop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flop. Show all posts

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Around the Blogosphere: Beatles, Hives, Flop, Boomtown Rats, Sniff n the Tears, Stars, Ether Aura, Billy Bragg, Fathom 5, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

I made a vow of sorts I would not put more than five songs from Retro Music Snob in any one post. How ludacris,*** but I've stuck to it so far. Anyway, there's a lot of groovy stuff out there right now just waiting to be "sampled." For example:

The Beatles - Help! - Retro Music Snob
The Hives - Tick Tick Boom (Ruisrock 07 live) - Retro Music Snob
Flop - A. Wylie - Retro Music Snob - Silly name, excellent group, from the several songs I've heard so far.
The Boomtown Rats - Up All Night - Retro Music Snob - Apt title
Sniff n the Tears - Drivers Seat - Retro Music Snob

Stars - Ageless Beauty - Dead Flowers: Anglophiles Anonymous - Absolutely pins me.
Ether Aura - Twist & Tell Me That I’m Nothing - Hits in the Car - I'll long be grateful to Morten for introducing me to these Detroiters, one of the treasures of the last year. . .and decade.
Billy Bragg - Take Down the Union Jack (Remix) - Songs: Illinois
Fathom 5 - And the Words - Coast is Clear - One word: shoegaze.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 10 x 10 - The Glorious Hum - Notice the first/last connection? I only just did.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion - Instrumental Analysis

Thanks, hostpersons.

***Please don't laugh, but at first I spelled it "ludakris!" Duh.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

My New Friend

Once again, I’ve got a new blogfriend. He’s jimweed over at The House of Leaf and Lime. As usual, my new friend doesn’t actually know me, but that’s okay because sometimes unreciprocated—if that’s how it eventuates—friendship is best. I’m basically shy and wear thin and he’d only reject me in the end and I’d be frustrated. But I’ll tell you what, after spending several hours going through his entire archive Saturday afternoon, one thing is certain: jimweed's got a ton of top-notch tuneage, and I was smiling out loud at his pert(inent), pithy repartee. Below are links to my favorites. Thanks, jim, and keep up the great work. Oh, and btw, as a token of admiration and gratitude, instead of coding your blog name in the customary orange, I'm shattering Powerpopulist tradition and coding it in a special leaf-&-limepeel green I asked Blogger to mix up for me. jim, I know from spending so much time in da House yesterday, you are the kind of feller that might well burst into tears at such a gesture, so please, go right ahead.

Flop - The Great Valediction - The House of Leaf and Lime
Sparklehorse - Almost Lost My Mind - The House of Leaf and Lime
Baby Lemonade - Clap Your Hands - The House of Leaf and Lime
Scrabbel - Sena Song - The House of Leaf and Lime
BC Camplight - Blood and Peanut Butter - The House of Leaf and Lime
The Sugarplastic - Autumn All The Time - The House of Leaf and Lime